Just took delivery on a '18 "Rich Espresso" Touring. I'll be leasing this after turning in a 2015 Ford C-Max. As you may know Ford is dropping the C-Max so I didn't want to have anything more to do with it. Sadly since it's a decent Hybrid. However the Niro blows it out of the water so far. I put a combined 60-70 miles today and am showing 51 mpg without the vehicle being broken in. The best I could get of n the C-Max combined was just shy of 43 mpg. Of course I'll have more to say when I've lived with the car for awhile. Hybrids are perfect for the LA area since you're usually stop and go on boulevards and Freeways. I had great first impression from the test drive forward. The 18" wheels/tires combo is amazingly good. It's firm in a secure sort of way. It soaks up the bumps on our trashed roads with ease and rolls over speed bumps like nothing else I've ever owned. It must have to do with super well designed and engineered suspension. I also have a very good first impression on the Autonomous features. Most of them are intelligently designed and not annoying. I ran the afternoon with most of them active...Blind Spot Detection/Lane Keeping Assist/Smart Cruise, and I liked all of these assists. There are more to explore and understand, but it's a very smart vehicle. Something to make your Tesla friends jealous since we're talking oh $30k or more less. If you are on the fence about the Niro Touring you shouldn't be it's a very classy and smart Hybrid vehicle.